|CFP: OM 2001 -- Workshop on Optimizations of Middleware and Distribut firstname.lastname@example.org (Rastislav Bodik) (2000-12-18)|
|From:||"Rastislav Bodik" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||18 Dec 2000 00:37:26 -0500|
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Call for Papers
First ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
Optimizations of Middleware and Distributed Systems
in conjunction with:
ACM SIGPLAN PLDI 2001
Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation
Snowbird, Utah, June 19, 2001
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts in
programming languages, distributed systems, and computer
architecture, and discuss how these fields can collaborate in
improving internet-era computer systems.
You are invited to submit a paper and give a presentation.
Deadline for submission is February 18. See details below.
Middleware software is an intelligent plumbing that underlies
distributed applications. In this workshop, the term 'middleware'
is intended to extend far beyond the recent technologies for
e-commerce applications. Roughly, it includes all systems software
that provides enabling services needed by a distributed application,
for example: connectivity software that allows multiple processes
interact across a network, Java virtual machines that execute these
communicating components, and operating systems and run-time
libraries that schedule parallel execution threads.
From the point of view of programming languages, middleware has a
number of unique characteristics. For instance, rather than
focusing on inter-procedural optimizations, the "optimizer" may need
to perform across-the-network program transformations involving
multiple communicating software components. Such an optimization
model introduces a new level of complexity for both language design
and the optimizer and calls for a synergistic approach of multiple
The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners in programming languages, computer architecture,
distributed systems, and databases that will allow exchange of ideas
and seed their collaboration.
The scope of OM 2001 includes, but is not limited to:
- Novel optimizations targeting middleware,
- Novel optimizations enabled by middleware,
- Scalable and reliable middleware architectures,
- Scalable virtual machines for middleware,
- QoS-preserving middleware
- Dynamic and adaptive optimization techniques for middleware,
- Optimizations of transaction management and load balancing,
- Tools for middleware application development,
- Garbage collection, multithreading and exception handling,
- Programming models, language support, and design patterns,
- XML and middleware,
- Verification and debugging of middleware,
- Profiling and tuning of middleware,
- Benchmarking and workload characterization of middleware,
- Novel O/S, networking, and hardware support for middleware,
- Real-world case studies of middleware-based applications.
OM 2001 will include an invited talk, technical paper
presentations, and a discussion session. Attendance is open,
although enrollment will be capped at 80 people. Students are
encouraged to attend and may apply for support from the SIGPLAN
Conference Attendance Program (www.cs.pitt.edu/~soffa/caps.html),
especially if they have a paper accepted and also attend PLDI 2001.
We invite you to participate in the workshop. Please submit a
100-200 word ASCII abstract and a 5000-word (or less) paper
(approximately 10 pages, typeset 10 point on 16 point, excluding
bibliography and figures). Email the submissions (in postscript or
pdf format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submissions must be received
on or before Feb 18, 2001.
Proceedings of the workshop will be published by SIGPLAN.
Submission deadline February 18, 2001
Notification of acceptance April 2, 2001
Final papers due May 7, 2001
Workshop June 19, 2001
General Chair: Vugranam C. Sreedhar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Program Chair: Rastislav Bodik, University of Wisconsin,
Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau University of Wisconsin--Madison
Rastislav Bodik (chair) University of Wisconsin--Madison
Ron Cytron Washington University
Naranker Dulay Imperial College
Stephen Fink IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Jim Larus Microsoft Research
Mikko Lipasti University of Wisconsin--Madison
Doug Lea SUNY Oswego
Silvano Maffeis SoftWired AG
Fabio Panzieri Universita' di Bologna
Jean-Bernard Stefani France Telecom R&D
Nalini Venkatasubramaniam University of California, Irvine
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